Luke Long

Arkansas graduate senior Luke Long watches his shot during the Cabo Collegiate in early March. Long tied for 42nd place at the SEC Championships.

The No. 10 Arkansas men’s golf team and No. 19 women’s golf team each failed to qualify for match play competition in the Southeastern Conference Championships, which took place from April 19-24.

Battling windy conditions during the opening round, the Arkansas men struggled, coming out of the gate shooting an 8-over-par 288 as a team. Although the Razorbacks had more success over the final two rounds, they were unable to get any closer than 10th place over the next two days.

The Razorbacks needed to place eighth during the stroke play competition in order to make it into the weekend match play championship. Arkansas shot 7-over-par 287 in the final round of the stroke play portion of the tournament, finishing seven shots behind eighth-place Mississippi State, which shot 4-over-par for the tournament.

Defending SEC individual champion senior Segundo Oliva Pinto finished the tournament at 3-over-par, good enough for 34th place. The Razorbacks were led by junior Will Gibson, who fired off a pair of rounds in the 60s to close out the tournament in 25th.

Likewise, the No. 20 Arkansas women’s golf team failed to make it into the match play portion of the tournament, struggling the last two days of the competition. The team finished in 13th place after finishing day one of the tournament in sixth.

Junior Julia Gregg led the Razorbacks but struggled on the final day, shooting 6-over-par, finishing 24th overall, while juniors Kajal Mistry and Ela Anacona each shot 3-over-par on the final day of competition.

The women’s tournament field was announced Wednesday, with Arkansas as the four seed in the Ann Arbor Regional hosted by the University of Michigan, while the men’s tournament field will be announced at 3 p.m. Wednesday on Golf Channel.


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